Region/State: Vinho Verde
Look no further than a cold glass of semi-effervescent, citrusy Vinho Verde (preferably by the pool) to beat the summer heat. This Portuguese pleasure has quickly gained popularity around town as the ultimate summer sipper — we certainly aren't ashamed to grab plastic cups and a bucket of ice for this refreshing treat, and you shouldn't be either.
Serve as an aperitif at your next cookout with ceviche or chips and homemade guacamole. As an added bonus, Vinho Verde is lower in alcohol (usually around 9%) so your festivities can continue into the night.